Apple will be receiving the Robert S. Bray Award from the American Council of the Blind (ACB) the company's continued innovations in accessibility. The award is given to a company or person who has improved communication technology or devices or which has expanded access to such devices for all blind people.
"The American Council of the Blind applauds Apple for its innovative approach to product accessibility, giving people who are blind equal access to mainstream technology," says ACB President Kim Charlson, ACB president.
Apple is being recognized for the intuitive, built-in accessibility features across its various product lines--features that allow blind and low vision users to enjoy the same access as people without visual impairments.
"We put great effort into making our products accessible because we believe technology should serve everyone," said Sarah Herrlinger, senior manager for Global Accessibility Policy and Initiatives at Apple. "We build accessibility into the core of our operating systems and continually innovate new ideas and features to create a great experience for all users.”
Apple will be presented with the Bray Award on July 4 in Minneapolis, MN, during the ACB's annual conference.